On Oct. 21, TV By the Numbers revealed that country music superstar Taylor Swift is set to collaborate with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss for a live performance at the 2013 CMAs. Every year, the awards show pairs up hot entertainers for special performances that the viewing audience has come to expect and love. “The CMA Awards are renowned for presenting those one-of-a-kind collaborations that everyone is talking about the next day,” stated ED Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors. “This year is no exception and these unique collaborations are not to be missed.”
In 2013, Taylor Swift is nominated for six CMA Awards, including Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for “RED,” and Single, Musical Event, and Music Video of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. She has 21 career CMA Award nominations and seven wins. According to the “New York Daily News," 2013 marks the third Entertainer of the Year nomination for Swift. Last year’s Entertainer of the Year award went to Blake Shelton.
Vince Gill, the fourth most nominated artist in CMA history (52 total), is nominated in 2013 for Musical Event of the Year for “Don’t Rush” with Kelly Clarkson. He has won a CMA Award 18 times, including two huge wins for Entertainer of the Year and five for Male Vocalist of the Year. Alison Krauss won her first AMA Awards in 1995 for Female Vocalist of the Year and the Horizon Award (now known as new Artist of the Year). Throughout the years, she has received 24 CMA nominations and has won eight times.
Other 2013 CMA collaborations that were announced on Monday include:
- Zac Brown Band and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl
- Hunter Hayes and Jason Mraz
The 2013 CMA Awards, country music’s biggest night of the year, airs live at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CTS) on Wednesday, Nov. 6 on ABC. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will once again host the annual awards fest. Below is a list of individual artists that will perform during the 2013 CMAs.
- Jason Aldean
- Luke Bryan
- Eric Church
- Florida Georgia Line
- Alan Jackson
- Miranda Lambert
- Little Big Town
- Tim McGraw
- Kacey Musgraves
- Brad Paisley
- Blake Shelton
- George Strait
- Taylor Swift
- Carrie Underwood
- Keith Urban
To see Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line announce the major 2013 CMA nominations, be sure to watch the video above and to the left.
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